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Sales Manager – Lyon, France

Position: Sales Manager (Team size responsibility is 5)

Location of role: Lyon, France

Salary: Very competitive with good OTE

The company is a leading French manufacturer of farming attachments. The company seeks to find an experienced Sales manager with experience of leading a locally and remote based sales team to drive sales of farming attachments via dealers, distributors, local authorities and end user within France and scope to sell in to Central and Eastern Europe.


  • Work closely with Sales Director to help define the sales strategy and lead your team to Identify and establish new dealers, distributors, farmers and local authority customers.
  • Your team will be expected to support customers with product training, demonstrations and marketing support to help them establish their route to market and to understand key unique selling points.
  • Sell finished goods and set up/support the aftermarket spares and service agreements.
  • Work closely with manufacturing and ensure delivery timelines are met and the customer is kept informed throughout.
  • As Sales Manager you will be expected to visit customers and key clients, leading by example to help upskill the sales team and harness strong relationships with customers.

Qualifications/Experience required

  • Experience of selling attachments, farming machinery, earthmoving equipment or road maintenance machinery will suit this role.
  • Experience with operating some farming machinery is highly desirable. Specific product training will be provided.
  • Strong leadership experience of a team of sales engineers and a successful background of growing a sales department.

Languages required:

  • French and English essential.

If you have the required experience of selling farming attachments, road maintenance machinery or farming machinery and you wish to work for a very established company, then please email your CV to Richard Heaton, Managing Consultant at Cartisian Technical Recruitment, at In return we can offer a very attractive package working with a company with a proud heritage.

Cartisian Technical Recruitment are a specialist recruitment agency sourcing engineers for Automation, Scientific Technologies, Automotive, General Engineering & Manufacturing sectors.

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